AUCC, CICan sign partnership agreement to enhance collaboration, transferability

September 30, 2014

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) have signed a framework for collaboration that is intended to improve the ties between Canada’s colleges and universities, promote transferability of students, and promote further partnerships between institutions. Per the framework, the organizations will work to promote the value of sharing resources and information, to raise awareness of collaborative efforts in the public discourse, and to celebrate student success stories and promising practices. “Ensuring students have diverse options and pathways to education through enhanced collaboration between colleges, institutes, polytechnics, and universities is what this agreement is all about,” said CICan President Denise Amyot. “Improved transferability will also benefit learners by affording them more opportunities to participate in college/university partnerships, such as applied research, which delivers the skills needed by employers and communities.” AUCC News Release | CICan News Release | Framework Document